The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 24, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 17, 1921 Page: 2 of 8
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Echoes of Fashion Show
On Tuesday night, March 8th,
the public was given a rare treat
by the B. M. B. Mercantile Com-
pany—the first fashion show in
Canadian—at the Pastime Thea-
tre. Ah early as six-thirty not a
•eat was available in the house,
and standing room was at a prem-
Quite a clever and unique way
•f introducing the style show ant'
preparing the audience for what
Was to be displayed was carried
out by songs and readings.
The clever wording of the songs
for the show was contributed by
Mrs. Jeptha Todd, assisted by
M,rs. Clem Nix. First on the pro-
gram was an overture by Mitch-
ell's Orchestra, which furnished
music thruout the evening. Then
Mrs. Dave Waldrom, clad in a
beautiful black lace and georgette
dress made by Finkelstein of St;
Louis, sang in a very charming
manner, "My Isle of Golden
Dreams," introducting the show irt
the following verse:
"Out of the East for Feast, here
may we see;
Here in the West, how we are
blest with the B. M. B.
Right in our town a suit or gown
of any hue.
The ladies sigh; the children cry
to go to the fashion show.
Drifting in dreams, drifting it
seems, back to the store.
Some want a suit, some want 4
hat, others want more;
Hats trimmed with fruit match
any suit in our display,
And the well-dressed I must con-
fess look gay.
As six young ladies dressed in!
p. beautiful array of Gingham'
House Dresses and Aprons made*'
by the Donley Garment Company I
of Kansas City and wearing large
Garden Hats paraded before a de-
delighted audience, it made one
wish for only Gingham Dresses.
Then the verse continues:
"In Sport Suits I'll say we'll find
colors quite gay almost any place
wc buy, with Skirts all a pleat and
Blouses so neat, we'll let the rest
of the show go by."
This time the very latest Sport
Dresses, Blouses, and Skirts, were
shown, and so pleasing were thai}
all the models were used to show
the different creations.
The Sport Dresses were made bj^
the Sperling Company of Cleve-
land. Skirts by Newburger of St.
Louis, and Blouses of the Hirch-
Strauss Company of Chicago.
Then eight young ladies dressed
in gorgeous gowns jund picture
hats made a charming picture as
they gracefully displayed the
Dresses, keeping perfect time to
"The Coats that we view are
beautiful, too. But underneath is
beauty more chaste. For dinners o*
teas lovely Dresses that please
the most fastidious taste."
The Dresses and Gowns used
were Sperling make, of Cleveland,
and Finkelstein of St. Louis.
The next treat was a song entij
tied "Alice Blue Gown" sung by
little Miss Lucile Palmer, she be-
ing daintily dressed in Alice Blue
Organdie and becoming Hat of the
same material. In her sweet, child-
ish manner she won the hearts o^
Introducing the next scene, Mrs.
"In a nice Suit we're seen, of
Behold at your will each flounce! Serge or Tricotine; in a hat of
and frill, so dainty and >neat. [ straw, georgette, or crepe de chine.
Each suit and each gown—on girls Some trimmed in gold, some trim-
of our town—dressed so com- med in blue, and some to suit each
Such beautiful styles, such won-
derful styles, calls to us it'
To look on these dreams, this won-
that Clothes do make the person,
Many favorable comments have
since been made of the showing*
and as an evidence of the public's
approval. We understand that ev-
ery House Dress, every Blouse, ev-
ery Suit, and most of the Dresses
and Skirts were sold the next day^
The hats shown by the Mattie
Merle Tipps and Myrtle 'Mitchell
Hat Shops were the famouB Mad-
ame Grace, Gage, Leibstadter, and
Frankel Franks makes, f'-..
We heartily praise the B. M. B.
Mercantile Company for their en-
ergetic wide-awake spirit.
I feel the lure of style land calling
nje it seems
That fair Parisian Style Land, the
home of fashion dreams.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Sermon Sunday morning will be
on "The Mission of Angels." Sun-
day night sermon on "The Call of
The Orphan's Home is in good,
shape. Our needs are supplied for
the present, except that we are in
need of some chairs.
Our farmer friends thot we were
joking about wanting some good
laying hens for the home and did
not respond to the xiall. Shall this
c.'tll go unheeded?
Yours for service,
W. L. Swinney, Minister.
one of you."
When the models dressed in the?
i talored Suits with Hats and Gloves
Canadian has a new orphans
home, which was established last
week. The home will be under the
auspices of the Church of Christ,
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Beach, manag-
er and matron of the home, and
four children have already been
sent to the home. In the past it
has'been difficult to get Panhandle
children into the homes in south
and east Texas because they were
from the Panhandle. Yet the Pan-
handle country contributes thous-
ands of dollars every year to the
homes in other sections of the
state. This is indeed a glorious
undertaking and the new home at
Canadian should be well support-
Business is good with us these
warm Spring days, and we are
I carrying dainty purses to match
derful show of styles. I c'°me 0,1 \\wa* a Prob'emJn one's
own mind to decide which was in
Next on the program, the vanity m|ore perfect taste, for all wer<j
scene, was especially pretty. Three fashion plates.
young ladies seated before an iv
try dressing table clad in becom-
ing negligee while Mrs. Carl Stu-
der recited in a pleasing manner
the following verse: ,
la the trouble we take with'tho
clothes we make I
Really worth while after all?
I've been looking today at a pink
negligee that I would love to
' "At the end
decollette in a
not able to supply our trade with
all the things they want owing t|
the shortage in the jobbing houses
and manufactories. Many manu-
facturers shut down last fall, or
worked on half time, on account
ot no orders. The merchants gen-
erally over the country refused to
place orders. The jobbers likewise
j failed to place their orders, so
when the spring demand started
early this year owing to the mild
beautiful Evening , Peasant weather, it caught
Suits shown were the famous
Printzess of Cleveland, Kling-
Rite of St. Louis, and Palmer Gar-
ment of Chicago.
HOW TO FIND
THE REAL COST
OF YOUR CORSET
Divide the number of days a corset is
worn with comfort and without losing
its original grace of outline, by the
number of dollars you paye'd for it.
You may buy every
I ■ S,A
with our assurance that it is low
in cost because its superior quality
assures an unequalled service; a style
service, a comfort service and a wear-
ing service that we guarantee will be
unquestionably satisfactory to you.
A Gossard Corset and a perfect-fitting Suit or Dress go
hand in hand. We ask discriminating buyers to let us show
them our Newest Models in Corsets and Ready-to-Wear.
Everything new all the time. .
B. M. B. Mercantile Co.
of the day we go
Gown. Some are Georgette, and
1 some are Silk Net and all the rest
are of fabrics fine."
In this scene we see four beauti-
Then ful y°un£ £ir,s displaying pretty
Evening Gowns and you would
"The pretty Morning Dresses of. wonder after all if these were not
Gingham and Swiss I'd like to | the most fetching, when lo and be-
wear all the time, but here we find j hold, two of the young ladies re-
Hats with flowers strewn, this sea- moved their hats and curls and we
Bori are shown—just the kind we'd ! recognize Bruce Waterfield and
like to own." Earl Scadden, which goes to show
us all unprepared. At the present
time every manufacturer is run-
ning over with orders, but it takes
time to get them ready, and every-
one will find a condition as *fol-
lows: Merchandise of all kinds is
wanted; .it is scarce, but prices
are very reasonable. We assure
our customers that we are making
every effort to keep in stock the
very best grades of all wanted ma-
terials. The B. M. B. Mercantile'
TRAGEDY IN STRIKE'S WAKE
A Business Proposition
Our business is your business. By giving this bank your business you will in-
crease your business, for the more business we do the better we are prepared
to take care of your business. So make your deposits here and this bank will
be prepared to take care of your business when you need its financial assist-
ance. We stand ready to serve our customers to the limit of sound banking.
Start an account with us today.
Rent a safe deposit box now and put your valuables where they will be safe. It
costs only a few cents a month. Better be safe than sorry.
WHERE DOES YOUR SALARY GO?
Where do all your earnings go? Do they
.slip away, melt in your grasp, disappear
as if by magic?
«A savings account will change the or-
der of things. Don't let a pay day go by,
without climbing a step higher. Your
deposits, either small or large, are glad-
ly welcomed here.
A Term Savings Account here pays 4%
interest and is safe and secure with us.
A place to drop your small change at
home—a Liberty Bell Savings Bank
with each account of $1 or more. Have
you yours yet?
THE BIG FRIENDLY BANK
Brooklyn Man's Sortie on Roller
Skates Came to End in Sudden
and Oire Disaster.
Tills Is another of those stories In
which the hero has to go by a "nom de
modesty." So he will be known as
John K. Rings—J.K. for short. He
Is one of the several people, aside
from Mayor Ilylan, who live in
BrooWyii, and one of those, includ-
ing Hizzoner, who do not ride on
the B. R. T.
J. K.'s boss was one of those un-
reasonable people who did not con-
sider the strike a good and sufficient
reason for being absent or even un-
usually late for work. So it was up
to him to get to the office in some
manner. The first and second days
of the tieup he managed to get
jammed on a truck. It would have
been all right If he hadn't seen on the
third day that three girls had roller
skated across the bridge.
J. K. remembered his youth dis-
tinctly and he was pretty sure that
roller skating was easy.*'Certainly he
should be able to manipulate the sim-
ple straight-forward steps after the
complex patterns of his youth. And
so it was that he borrowed his small
daughter's skates, pulled them out to
the limit of extension and set forth
across the bridge of many sighs.
J. K. found that he managed pret-
ty well until he got to the bridge.
When the pavement was level it was
qult^ easy and despite his modesty
he found that the surprised and ap-
preciative glances of the less fortun-
ate Brookiynites were very pleasant.
It Save hiiu a fine feeling of returned
youth to be roller skating along with
the best of the youngsters.
But he bad reckoned without the
slope at the New York end of the
bridge. Here the structure begins to
descend slightly to meet the roadway.
And J. K. lost control of his pedal
traction arrangements. He grew
pale as he saw a great mass of peo-
ple aheqd of him. Yelling did no
good, for the traffic was too great.
So he hit the mass of humanity with
a thud, which jolted the chewing gum
clear down the throats of two' ste-
nographers. J. K. found himself seat-
ed on the pavement. His straw hat
was gone and there was a bad rip ir
his coat. Slowly he got up, apolo-
gized profusely and looked for his
hat. He found it where lie had been
sittlug. Rut it was quite useless.—
New York Sun.
Bird Protection Effective.
That the passage and enforcement
of the law preventing spring shooting
and marketing Of migratory game
birds Is now producing excellent re-
sults is pointed out by officials of the
biological survey. Without such re-
| strictions they say the game birds not
I only would he greatly reduced in nuni-
J hers, but in many instances would he
1 brought near extinction. The biologi
cal survey, which is Charged with the
enforcement of the federal law anil
regulations protecting migratory birds,
is receiving reports from all sections
of the country showing that with the
protectioh now enjoyed by the birds,
their numbers are increasing each
year, and that they are returning in
spring to numerous breeding grounds
which they have deserted for several
IS PROMOTED TO COMMANDER
His "Home Brew."
"Have you moved It yet?" asked an
excited householder as he rushetl up
to a group of husky men who were
throwing his possessions Into a van.
"I guess you mean the piano, sir.
We Just chucked It In a minute ago."
"Piano, nothing 1 1 expected you to
drop that. I'm talking about a big
hamper that was In the basement."-—
Ardmore (Okla.) Man So Successful
That His Worth Was Recog-
nized by Home State.
II. B. Fell, commander of the Okla-
homa department of the American
Legion, is vice
president of a
large steel con-
in Ardmore, Okla.
Rorn in Wilkes-
Barre, Pa., Mr.
Fell was educated
In the public
schools and' Harry
/m j Hillman academy
A /m\ of city. He
HB from Mercershurg
academy and later
from Princeton university with the de-
igree of civil engineer.
Mr. Fell was construction engineer
and officer in a number of public utili-
ty companies of Pennsylvania before
entering the service. A graduate of
the Second Officers' Training camp at
Fort Niagara, N. Y., Mr. Fell rose
from second lieutenant to major during
his army career, which was spent in
various southern training camps.
The record of Mr. Fell as commander
of George R. Anderson Post No. fl5 of
the Legion at Ardmore was so success-
ful that he was elected department
commander at the last Oklahoma con-
PLAN TO FIGHT PROPAGANDA
Will Urge Congress to Make English
Language and American History
Compulsory in Schools.
Henry J. Kyan, who succeeded Ar-
thur Woods as national director of the
Americanism commission of the Amer-
ican Legion, has announced a definite
program of Americanism activities
which Legion leaders believe will ef-
fectively combat anti-American propa-
ganda at Its sources.
| For First Class
Carter's Tailor Shop
The plan includes a sympathetic re-
ception to the Immigrant and a method
of providing him with opportunities to
school himself In American ideas; im-
provement of immigration and natural-
ization laws; measures to stop the cir-
culation of Bolshevist and I. W. W_
propaganda, and providing a greater
chance for education in citizenship
among the adult native born.
The Legion's campaign will start
with the school, which is characterized
by Mr. Ryan as the foundation of char-
acter building. "No greater problem
challenges the American peoole than
the school," said Mr. Ryan. "?>veeping
changes must be made In our schools
or revolution and the destruction of
America will be but a matter of time.
The school system of America, as con-
stituted ht present, Is Incapable of d^
veloplng the type of Intelligent citizen-
ship which Is the foundation of a de-
mocracy, and without which human lib-
erty has no champion. The changes--
which the American Legion advocates-
are, first, that English shall be the con-
trolling language In all schools, and,
second, that the study of American his-
tory and civics shall be made compul-
sory to all school pupils. To accom-
plish these proposals the Legion will
petition congress to formulate a reso-
lution recommending to state legisla-
tures the passage of statutes embody-
ing these changes."
Soldiers Make Money on R.ita.
Inducements in the way of bounties
are offered to the French soldiers to
induce them to hunt the rats vvliioh in-
fest the barracks. The bounty lak<>|:
the form of money considerations and
an Increased allowance of wine. One
man obtained a release from duty for
a few days and spent the nulns in
hunting the rodents, and hi* success
was so great that one man from each
company was assigned to ttij? same
duty and the results of these assaults
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Loomis, L. P. The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 28, No. 24, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 17, 1921, newspaper, March 17, 1921; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth125490/m1/2/: accessed April 21, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hemphill County Library.